Which Are More Legible: Serif or Sans Serif Typefaces?
In an effort to get at the truth, I reviewed over 50 empirical studies in typography and found a definitive answer.
What initially seemed a neat dichotomous question of serif versus sans serif has resulted in a body of research consisting of weak claims and counter-claims, and study after study with findings of “no difference”. Is it the case that more than one hundred years of research has been marred by repeated methodological flaws, or are serifs simply a typographical “red herring”?
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